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					 Grant Writing Tips & Resources


       A Companion Booklet
              for the
Fall 2007 Grant Writing Workshops
Introduction and Overview

This workshop is designed to give you a general introduction to grant
writing basics, strategies and practices for making your programs
accessible to all, and specific tips for KAC grants.

Of course, we encourage you to contact us after the workshop with any
questions or concerns.


Kansas Arts Commission Staff:
Margaret Weisbrod Morris
Kansas Arts on Tour, Kansas Visual Arts Program, Governor’s Arts
Awards, Kansas Artist Fellowships/Awards, Poet Laureate of Kansas
785/ 368-6545
Margaret@arts.ks.gov

Raena Sommers
Operational Support, Grants Management (reports and contracts), Final
Reports
785/ 296-4089
Raena@arts.ks.gov

Sarah VanLanduyt
Arts-in-Communities Project Grants and Mini-Grants, Arts Infrastructure
Support Grants, Professional Development
785/ 368-6542
Sarah@arts.ks.gov

Arts in Education
Position to be appointed. In the interim please contact KAC Executive
Director
Llewellyn Crain.
785/368-6548
lcrain@arts.ks.gov

Accessible Arts Staff:
Kit Bardwell
Programming for children with disabilities, includes public presentations,
teacher/parent training, and presenting a variety of arts experiences for
children with disabilities and their non-disabled peers across the state of
Kansas.
913/ 281-1133
kbardwell@accessiblearts.org




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     Grant Writing Basics
     Seven Tips for Successful Applications

1.   Read and Understand the Directions
     At its core, grant writing is nothing more than following directions.
     Before you apply for any grant, read all of the directions and make sure
     you understand them.

     Highlight or circle points that need clarification and/or that are important
     to include in your application. Some application packets, like the KAC
     guidelines, will have a checklist for you. Use the checklist as your guide.
     By reading all of the guidelines:
        • You will make sure that your project fits with the goals of the
            grant.
        • You will identify questions for the granting agency or foundation.
        • You will include all of the information needed for your grant
            application.

2.   Don’t Rush
     Give yourself plenty of time to read the grant guidelines, write the
     narrative, put together the budget, gather appropriate support material,
     proof read, and make any necessary corrections.
     Grant reviewers can tell if you rushed through your application.

3.   Be Concise, Direct & Complete
     Typically, grant making agencies/ foundations will ask you to respond on
     1-2 pages, or in the case of an application form, a few paragraphs.
     Your response should be brief, to the point, and detailed. It should
     emphasize the need for the project rather than your organization’s need the
     money and should have a business-like tone.
     Respond to the question(s) in the order in which they are presented. For
     example, a grant may ask you a multi-part question such as: a. describe
     your project, including b. when the project will take place, c. where it will
     take place and d. how it will be accomplished.
     Answer the question in order, using each part as a guide for writing your
     narrative. Reviewers should not have to search for the information.
     Remember, presentation is part of the application too. When formatting
     your proposal, leave some white space on the page.




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     EXAMPLE:
     Press releases and letter will be sent to high school and college art
     departments, newspapers, and art organizations, explaining the program.
     Any artist will have the opportunity to submit a one page project
     explanation which will consist of who they’ve chosen, research resources
     to be used, and chosen media….A panel consisting of staff and
     professional artists will review and select eight artists.

     The ______ will be responsible for the recruitment of project
     explanations. The selection committee will be responsible for reviewing
     and selecting artist based on the submitted explanation. The artist will be
     responsible for completing the project.

     The project will take place over a nine-month period between September
     1, 2007 – May 30, 2008.

     From FY 2008 Arts-in-Communities Project Mini-Grant – see appendix
                                                            for full grant

4.   Back Up Your Claims
     Make your case for your project and prove it. Use facts and statistics like,
     attendance numbers, membership numbers, survey or evaluation
     responses, and community input to back up your claims.
     If the project is a school-based program, ask a school official (teacher,
     curriculum coordinator, superintendent) to write a letter of support.
     If your organization is hiring someone to lead a workshop or
     participate/perform in an event, provide a signed copy of the letter of
     agreement and 1-2 paragraph biography.
     EXAMPLE:
     In addition, the ____ emphasizes the need to expose youth and families
     to the arts and cultural activities to improve the recreation and leisure
     activities for all citizens. Positive outcomes include:
     •    Provide a quality artistic program for 100% of interested
          participants
     •    Guarantee 75% of the participants successfully participate in the
          productions
     •    Ensure 100% of participants have direct exposure and feedback
          from the artists
     •    Ascertain 80% of program satisfaction approval from participants
     •    Ascertain 80% program satisfaction approval from guardians of
          participants.

     FY 2008 Arts-in-Communities Project Min-Grant – see appendix for full grant
     See Sample Letter of Agreement in Appendix



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5.   Check Your Math
     On your budget, make sure your figures add up. Present a realistic budget
     with realistic numbers.

     For project grants, present a balanced budget: what goes out must come in
     and vice versa.

     For Operational Support Grants, your budget doesn’t have to balance but
     you must attach an explanation of budget deficit or surplus.


6.   Proofread
     Ask someone you trust who is not directly associated with the project to
     proofread your application.

     You will probably go through several drafts of your proposal before
     you’re ready to submit.


7.   Submit on Time!
     Plan ahead! Make sure you give yourself enough time to complete the
     application and proofread it several times.




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Grant Terminology
Terms commonly found in grant application guidelines or used in writing
grant narratives.

Capacity Building – Activities that help a nonprofit organization do its
job better, such as staff and board training, computer upgrades,
organizational planning.

Capital Expenditure - Money spent to acquire or upgrade physical assets
such as buildings and machinery. also called capital spending or capital
expense.

Capital Campaign – An organized drive to raise funds to finance an
organization’s capital needs.

Collaboration - A collaborative relationship based on the accomplishment
of a project that includes a mutual commitment to the project’s goals; a
jointly developed project structure; shared responsibilities; mutual
authority and accountability for success; and sharing of resources and
rewards.

Core program – A program or project that is basic to the organization’s
mission or goals.

Financial Statement – A document that indicates the financial status of
an organization, reflecting the organization’s entire fiscal year and including
itemized income and expenses, and beginning and ending fund balances.

Mission-Driven Organization – An organization whose activities are
determined by a clear understanding and focus on its mission statement.

Multicultural Organization – An organization that has a board,
membership, staff or serves an audience or population that is 51% or more
African American, Asian American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American,
Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander or any isolated ethnic community or
group.

 Make sure you use accepted terms for ethnic groups!

Rural – A Kansas community with a population of 30,000 or fewer
persons.

Small Budget - An annual operating budget of $60,000 or less (applies to
Operating Support Grants).


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Tax-Exempt Organization – A classification granted by the Internal
Revenue Service to qualified nonprofit organizations that frees them from
the requirement to pay taxes on their income. Tax-exempt organizations
are not necessarily exempt from sales tax (varies from state to state; in
Kansas, they are not). All 501(c)(3) organizations are tax exempt, and
donors to these organizations can take deductions on the contributions
they make.

Vision-Driven Organization – An organization whose activities are
determined by a clear understanding and focus on its aspirational future as
stated in its vision statement.




Source for some terminology: Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, Second
Edition, Stan Hutton and Frances Phillips, Wiley Publishing, 2006.




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Education Terminology

Content Areas – The subjects (English/language arts, mathematics,
science, history, geography, etc.) taught in school settings.

Curricular-based – Activities that are determined by the curriculum, or
course of study, taught in schools. other content areas such as language
arts, science, math, history, etc.

Curriculum – Course of study of subject or content area in a school
setting.

Discipline-based – Educational focus on particular artist discipline;
learning art by techniques or styles or art.

Outcome Evaluation – An assessment of whether a project achieved its
desired results.

Residency – Interactive educationally-based arts program in a single
location that lasts more than one day.

Standards – Educational skill attainment or content-area understanding
determined by grade level and developed by state and federal education
departments.

Standards-based – Components of program or project that are
determined by content-area curriculum standards.

Workshop – Short interactive, educational learning session of one hour or
more that occurs in one location, on one day with a specific audience.




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Creating a Budget

Tips

 Understand the Categories
  Some granting agencies/foundations will ask you to provide your own
  budget form; others like the Kansas Arts Commission will provide a
  form for you. If a form is provided for you, make sure you understand
  the budget categories. They may be different than what you use.

 Be Project Specific
  Expenses and income included in your budget should be directly
  related to the project for which you are applying. For example if you
  are applying for support to hire a band to perform at a festival, your
  budget figures should reflect expenses and income related to the band.

 Present Realistic Figures
  When putting together your project budget, don’t inflate your expense
  or income figures. If applicable research the cost of supplies,
  consultants, etc so that you present a realistic picture. Reviewers can
  tell if a figure is too high or even too low.

 Check the Math
  On your budget, make sure your figures add up. Present a realistic
  budget with realistic numbers.


Some Budget Definitions

Cash vs. In-Kind Contributions
 • Cash contributions are monetary contributions.

•   In-Kind contributions are contributions to an organization that have
    value but are not monetary in nature. In-kind support can include
    donated products or equipment, volunteer services, donated office
    space or staff time, and donated professional services, etc. When
    including In-Kind support in your budget make sure to list an item at
    its at fair-market value.

If including volunteer services as an In-Kind contribution, list the hours at a
rate of $18.77. This rate is based on the Independent Sector’s valuation of
volunteer time in 2006.


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Consultant
A person who provides professional advice and services and is not
regularly employed by the organization.

Full-time Staff
While it is up to the employer to define full-time vs. part-time staff,
typically full-time staff work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

General Operating Expenses
General Operating expenses are the costs of keeping an organization open;
expenses related to internal or administrative operations, rather than to
specific programs or services. Examples include: staff, utilities, newsletter,
fundraising activities, building or facility rent/ mortgage, insurance, etc.




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Kansas Arts Commission Grants for Nonprofit
Organizations and Government Agencies




 Posted On-Line on January 2, 2008

 Deadlines Vary by Grant Program

 General changes include:

   • Use 12-point Times New Roman font in applications.

   • Work with the program manager before submitting your
     grant. However, once we receive your grant, you have up
     to two opportunities to resubmit if there are deficiencies
     in your application.

 All changes are proposed and subject to Commission
  approval (so make sure you read the guidelines carefully!)

 We’re still taking suggestions for changes, so call or email
  with your suggestions!

 Call the Program Manager for Each Grant Category for
  More Details




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               Operational Support Grant
           Program Manager: Raena Sommers
Goals of Grant Program:
1. To strengthen the administrative and programming capability of arts
   and cultural organizations.

2. To enable arts and cultural organizations to provide high quality,
   accessible arts activities, programs and services to their constituencies.

3. To support arts and cultural organizations in the planning and
   development of long-term goals, guiding the evolution of their arts
   programs and services and enabling them to meet the changing or
   expanding needs of their constituencies.

4. To augment – not supplant – local support for arts organizations.
Who May Apply:
Single discipline or multidisciplinary nonprofit arts and cultural
organizations, government arts agencies or arts institutions connected to a
college or university.

Organizations must have been incorporated for at least three years or have
at least a three-year history of independent operation.
The organization’s primary mission must be the planning, development,
support or presentation of arts and programs and services demonstrated by
its mission statement, total fiscal operations and total activities.
Deadline for FY 2009: March 6, 2008

Grant Amount: Based on organization’s budget; minimum grant $2,000;
maximum grant around $8,000.

Must be matched 1:1.
Application Materials – submit original plus 1 copy:
    FY 2009 Operational Support Application Form
    Signed Compliance Statement
    The mission statement of the organization
    Schedule of public activities (form will be provided)
    Completed Budget Forms
    Current board of directors list with full contact information
    Financial statement or IRS Form 990




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GUIDELINE CHANGES FOR FY 2009

•   Budget Form
     o New category for production and exhibition expenses
     o Utilities are all in one group

•   Schedule of Activities Form

•   Two resubmissions of the application are accepted after the
    deadline. After that, the application becomes ineligible for
    funding.




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              Arts Infrastructure Support
         Program Manager: Sarah VanLanduyt
Goals of Grant Program:
1.     To enhance the administrative professional development of arts
       and cultural organizations, assisting them in building institutional
       capacity or stabilizing operations

2.     To encourage unincorporated arts organizations to incorporate,
       thereby enhancing opportunities and viability

3.     To assist communities in developing new—or enhancing
       existing— arts and cultural organizations and projects

4.     To develop a network of arts producers, educators, design
       professionals and artists by providing them with information,
       technical assistance and support

5.     To bring professional expertise to community organizations
       through an exchange of knowledge and experience
Who May Apply:
Arts and Cultural Organizations
Incorporated nonprofit arts and cultural organizations; government arts
agencies and arts institutions connected to colleges or universities with at
least a three-year history of independent operations
If an arts organization is not incorporated, Arts Infrastructure Support
Grants will be provided only to cover the cost of incorporation.

Non-Arts Agencies
Governmental or nonprofit agencies with a three-year history of fiscal
operation for arts and cultural projects only.

Deadline for FY 2009: February 7, 2008 – May 30, 2009
Applications will not be accepted prior to February 7, 2008.
Funds are usually depleted by June!

Grant Amount: Maximum award of $2,000
Must be matched 1:2 (one dollar matched by the organization for every
two dollars granted by the KAC)
Application Materials – submit original plus 1 copy
 Application Form
 Signed Compliance Statement
 Project Description with Schedule of Activities



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 Budget
 Financial Statement or IRS form 990
 Board of Directors list with contact information
 Consultants’ bios and signed agreement with consultant indicating
  total fee amount and scope of projects and duties.
 Supporting Materials – letters of support, past brochures, articles


GUIDELINE CHANGES FOR FY 2009
•   If applying for support for incorporation you must:
    o Demonstrate a two-year history of programs and
        activities;
    o Demonstrate how it fills a recognized need;
    o Provide a business plan.

•   Provide 1-2 paragraph biographies for consultants instead of
    resumes
•   Two resubmissions of the application are accepted after the
    deadline. After that, the application becomes ineligible.




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                Kansas Arts On Tour Presenter Grants
                 Program Manager: Margaret Morris

    Goals of Grant Program:
    1. To provide Kansas audiences access to quality performing, visual and
       literary arts events.
    2. To provide opportunities for professional Kansas artists in
       communities throughout the state.
    3. To encourage Kansas arts, community arts and other public
       organizations to present Kansas artists and events.

    Who May Apply:
    • Nonprofit organizations, including arts organizations
    • Schools and school districts
    • Social service agencies
    • Government agencies

        You must use artists on the Kansas Arts on Tour Artists Roster!

    Deadline for FY 2009: February 7, 2008 – May 30, 2009
    Applications will not be accepted prior to February 7, 2008.
    Funds are usually depleted by June!

    Grant Amount: Maximum $7,500
    KAC provides 40% of artist fees for Kansas Arts on Tour Artist Roster.
    Application Materials – submit original plus 1 copy
     Grant Application Form
     Listing of Kansas Arts on Tour Artists to be presented
     Compliance Statement
     Current Board of Directors list with complete contact information
     Copy of Agreement/Contract for each artist signed by artist and
      presenter
     Financial Statement or IRS Form 990
      New: If the applicant is a public entity, submit only the pages that
      pertain to the applicant.


    GUIDELINE CHANGES FOR FY 2009

•   Two resubmissions of the application are accepted after the deadline.
    After that, the application becomes ineligible for funding.



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           Kansas Visual Arts Program Grant
          Program Manager: Margaret Morris

Goals of Grant Program:
1. To promote, develop and support new public exhibitions of Kansas
   visual artists.

2. To provide opportunities for exhibition by Kansas visual artists.

3. To encourage Kansas arts and cultural organizations to include Kansas
   artists in exhibitions.

4. To provide Kansas audiences access to quality visual arts exhibitions.


Who May Apply:
Single or multidisciplinary arts and cultural organizations which have as
their primary mission the planning, development, support or presentation
of arts and cultural programs and services as evidenced by their mission
statement, total fiscal operations, and total activities.

Organizations must have at least a three-year history of incorporation,
activities and an independent budget.

Deadline for FY 2009:
February 7, 2008 – May 30, 2009

Grant Amount: Maximum $1,200; no match required.

    New this year: Organizations can receive an additional $300 if
     they schedule the artist for a public talk, demonstration or school
     presentation.
Application Materials – submit original plus 1 copy
 Grant Application Form
 List of Artists
 Compliance Statement
 Budget Form
 Letter of Agreement with Artist(s)
 Artist(s)’ biography (1-2 paragraphs)
 Board of Directors List
 Financial Statement or IRS Form 990


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    New: If the applicant is a public entity, submit only the pages that
    pertain to the applicant.


GUIDELINE CHANGES FOR FY 2009

•   Organizations can receive an additional $300 if they schedule the
    artist for a public talk, demonstration or school presentation.




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                Arts-in-Education Grants
      Program Manager: Position to be Appointed
        (in the interim contact Llewellyn Crain)

Note: The Kansas Arts Commission will hold two workshops for Arts-in-
Education applicants: January 24 in Topeka and January 25 in Wichita.
More details available soon.

Goals of Grant Program:
1. To support organizations working in partnership with schools, school
   districts, other educational agencies and parents, to integrate the arts
   into educational curricula, after school programs and early childhood
   programs.

2. To develop model and innovative arts education programs that respond
   to the needs of children, the community and artists and arts
   organizations.

3. To bring artists into educational settings as teachers and mentors for
   students and educators.

4. To increase the capacity of organizations and schools to offer
   meaningful and ongoing arts education programs based on educational
   standards and rooted in learning theory.
Who May Apply:
1. Arts-in-Education Grants for Arts Organizations:
   Support for programs in which children 5 years and older experience
   the arts as an integral part of their development.
   Eligible Organizations:
   Arts and cultural nonprofit organizations only

2. Arts-Based Early Education Grants:
   Support for programs that provide learning about and through the arts
   for children birth through 5 years old.

    Eligible Organizations:
    Arts and cultural nonprofit organizations
    Nonprofit early education programs
    Social service agencies
    Municipal and governmental agencies

3. Arts Education Grants for Youth At-Risk:
   Support for programs that seek to achieve socially beneficial outcomes



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    through arts programs for students birth to 18 who are at-risk.

    Eligible Organizations:
    Arts and cultural nonprofit organizations
    Social Service agencies
    Municipal and governmental agencies

Deadline for FY 2009: March 20, 2008

Grant Amount: Maximum amount is $8,000
Must be matched 1:1


Application Materials – submit original plus 8 copies
 Application Form
 Signed Compliance Statement
 Two-part narrative
 Budget
 Schedule of Activities
 Financial Statement or IRS form 990
 Board of Directors list with contact information
 Supporting Materials – letter of engagement, resumes, letters of
  support, evaluation documents

GUIDELINE CHANGES FOR FY 2009

•   New evaluation points structure
    o Project Quality (artistic and educational quality) = 20 points
    o Application Quality = 5 points
    o Evaluation = 5 points
    Total Possible Points: 30

•   KAC no longer provides an evaluation rubric (unless upon
    request)

•   Demographics response now appears in narrative

•   Youth At-Risk Grants now for children ages birth through 18.
    Clear definition of At-Risk youth in guidelines.

•   Strong emphasis on using standards and learning methodologies.

•   Use 12-point Times New Roman font.

•   Respond to narrative questions in paragraph, not outline, form.




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• Two resubmissions of the application are accepted after the
   deadline. After that, the application becomes ineligible for
   funding.




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       Arts-in-Communities Project Mini-Grants
        Program Manager: Sarah VanLanduyt
Goals of Grant Program:
1. To create a long-term impact on local arts and cultural life and
   enhance cultural development in communities and small-budget and
   emerging arts organizations.

2. To support arts and cultural activities originating from local
   community resources and initiatives.

3. To assist underserved communities in developing new or enhancing
   existing arts organizations.

Who May Apply:
• Nonprofit social service agencies

•   K-12 schools or school districts
•   Colleges and universities
•   Government agencies, such as parks and recreation commissions and
    arts libraries
•   Arts projects organized through a fiscal sponsor
•   Projects sponsored by organizations that have had their
    nonprofit designation for less than three years

Applications must be for arts and cultural projects only. Funds
cannot be used for curricular or mandated arts programs in the
classroom. Applications from schools, colleges and universities,
whether public or private, must emphasize non-academic
community involvement in the planning and implementation of the
project. The final product, if any, must include members of the
community.
Deadline for FY 2009: February 7, 2008 – May 30, 2009
Applications will not be accepted prior to February 7, 2008.

Grant Amount: Maximum $2,000
Must be matched 1:4 (one dollar matched by the organization for every
four dollars granted by the KAC)
Application Materials – submit original plus 1 copy
 Grant Application Form
 Signed Compliance Statement
 Completed Application Narrative Form


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       Schedule of Activities
       Budget Form
       Board of Directors List with complete contact information
       Financial Statement*
       Biographies of artists and key personnel
       Support Materials (maximum of five printed programs from previous
        years, newspaper articles, evaluation tools, letters of support, etc.)

        * If the applicant is part of a larger entity (school district, municipality
        or university) only the pages of the financial statement that pertain to
        the applicant must be submitted.

    GUIDELINE CHANGES FOR FY 2009

•   Narrative now in a form with four questions.

•   Demographics information now included in narrative form.

•   Use 12-point Times New Roman font.

•   Two resubmissions of the application are accepted after the deadline.
    After that, the application becomes ineligible for funding.




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          Arts-in-Communities Project Grants
         Program Manager: Sarah VanLanduyt
Goals of Grant Program:
1. To support high quality arts events in Kansas communities.

2. To encourage and expand access to the arts by community audiences
   of all ages and promote life-long learning opportunities.

3. To encourage innovative approaches to the arts and arts audiences,
   including those who are in institutional and school settings, and the
   creation and presentation of arts in other non-traditional venues.

4. To encourage communities to work together on arts programs or
   projects.

5. To support projects that increase opportunities for artists.

Who May Apply:
• Nonprofit social service agencies
•   Colleges and universities
•   Government agencies, such as parks and recreation commissions
•   Arts projects organized through a fiscal sponsor
•   Projects sponsored by arts organizations that have had their nonprofit
    designation for less than three years

Deadline for FY 2009: March 20, 2009

Grant Amount: Maximum Award: $7,500.
Must be matched 1:1.

Application Materials – submit original plus 8 copies
 Grant Application Form
 Compliance Statement
 Project Summary
 Two-part application narrative
 Schedule of Activities
 Budget Forms
 Board of Directors List with contact information
 Financial Statement or IRS Form 990
 Biographies
 Support Materials (programs, press, letters of support documenting
  past successes with similar projects, evaluations)



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GUIDELINE CHANGES FOR FY 2009

•   May request support for collaborative tours or portions of tours in
    Kansas community settings (artists may not be on the Kansas Arts
    on Tour Roster)

• Only one application per collaborative project or tour will be accepted.

•   Use 12-point Times New Roman font.

•   Respond to narrative questions in narrative, not outline, form.

•   New evaluation points structure
    o Project Quality (artistic and educational, if applicable) = 10
      Points
    o Application Quality = 5 Points
    o Community Value = 10 Points
    o Evaluation Plan = 5 Points
      Total Points Possible: 30




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Two New Opportunities

Kansas Arts Commission Cooperative Agreements
For FY 2009, the Kansas Arts Commission will welcome proposals from
nonprofit organizations or public agencies that wish to provide statewide
services to the field.

These may include:
   • Workshops on program design, evaluation, accessibility, education
   • One-on-One consultation in artistic or administrative capacity-
      building
   • Site visits and program evaluation
   • Programs in advocacy

The guidelines will be available on January 2, 2008, for services to be
provided during Fiscal Year 2009. Grant awards usually range from
$5,000 to $10,000. Proposals will be due April 1, 2008.

These proposals are reviewed by a panel of Kansas Arts Commissioners
and staff.


American Masterpieces
The Kansas Arts Commission receives funds from the National
Endowment for the Arts to provide education and access programming
honoring the work of master artists. Master artists may be living or
deceased, from Kansas or elsewhere in the US, and be generally
acknowledged as masters in their artistic disciplines.

For FY 2009, the grant is estimated to be between $25,000 - $40,000 and
must be matched 1:1 with non-federal funds.

Programs must be public and focused on education. Proposals must be
submitted by nonprofit organizations or public agencies.

The guidelines will be available on January 2, 2008, for projects during
Fiscal Year 2009. Proposals will be due April 1, 2008.

These proposals are reviewed by a panel of Kansas Arts Commissioners
and staff.

Both Cooperative Agreements and American Masterpieces must link to the
Kansas Arts Commission’s strategic plan. For more information on the
strategic plan, go to http://arts.ks.gov.




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                           Resources

Granting Foundations/ Agencies

•   Capital Federal Foundation
•   Institute of Museum and Library Services
•   Kansas Department of Commerce
•   Kansas Gas Service
•   Kansas Health Foundation
•   Kansas Humanities Council
•   Kansas State Historical Society
•   Koch Industries
•   National Endowment for the Arts
•   National Endowment for the Humanities
•   Payless ShoeSource
•   Spring Foundation
•   Westar Energy

Directories (can be found at your local library)

•   Directory of Kansas Foundations
•   Foundation Fundamentals: A Guide for Grantseekers
•   Foundation Reporter
•   Funding Sources for Community and Economic Development: A
    Guide to Current Sources for Local Programs and Projects
•   The Foundation 1000
•   The Foundation Directory
•   The Grants Register


Other Resources

Local – Kansas
•   Kansas Arts Commission                   http://arts.ks.gov
    KAC serves artists, nonprofit organizations, schools and government
    agencies through grants to support the arts in communities. Provides
    seminars, workshops and one-on-one consulting in business
    development, grantwriting, strategic planning, marketing and other
    areas of nonprofit arts management.

•   Kansasgrants.org                        http://www.kansasgrants.org
    Clearing house for Kansas grants




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•   Kansas Health Foundation                  http://www.kansashealth.org
    The Kansas Health Foundation seeks to improve the health of Kansans
    through shaping policy, leadership initiatives, children’s and public
    health.
•   Kansas State Historical Society           http://www.kshs.org
    The mission of the Kansas Historical Society is to identify, collect,
    preserve, interpret, and disseminate materials and information
    pertaining to Kansas history in order to assist the public in
    understanding, appreciating, and caring for the heritage of Kansas.
    Offers research and preservation grants.

•   Kansas Historic Theatre Association http://www.khta.com
    Promote and facilitate the restoration of noteworthy historic theatres
    throughout our state. KHTA's goals are to preserve the theatres as an
    example of an important architectural and cultural period in our
    history and to put the buildings to practical use as a source of civic
    pride and financial stimulation to their cities.

•   Kansas Museums Association http://www.ksmuseums.org
    The Kansas Museums Association's purpose is to create, foster and
    promote interest in, advancement of, and appreciation for museums of
    Kansas. Further, it is organized to increase and disseminate
    knowledge about the museum field and to encourage
    cooperation among museums and those interested in them.

•   Kansas Non-Profit Association http://www.mainstreaminc.net/knpa/
    An innovative, supportive organization that strives to serve a broad
    range of nonprofit organizations; is a source of expertise and
    information; assists agencies to be more accountable, credible, and
    effective; and demonstrates capacity-building in the provision of
    services to others.

•   Kansas State Department of Education          http://www.ksde.org
    Can access curriculum standards, education programs, information
    for schools and teachers.



Regional – Midwest
•   Association of Midwest Museums
    http://www.midwestmuseums.org
    The Association of Midwest Museums strengthens the museum
    community by providing accessible and affordable professional
    development programs and networking opportunities that encourage
    the exchange of information and new ideas,



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•   Mid America Arts Alliance               http://www.maaa.org
    M-AAA creates, manages and funds regional, multi-regional, national,
    and international programs including traveling exhibitions,
    performing arts touring, and professional and community
    development.

•   Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
    http://bsbpa.umkc.edu/mwcnl/
    The mission of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (MCNL)
    is to enhance the performance and effectiveness in the nonprofit sector
    through high quality community-oriented education, applied research,
    problem solving and service.

•   The Mountain Plains Museum Association http://www.mpma.net
    The Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA) is a regional
    organization of museums and museum professionals that advocates
    excellence in the field, provides a forum for communication between
    its members, and shares creative learning opportunities with the
    region's diverse audiences.



National
• American Arts Alliance
   http://www.americanartsalliance.org
   The American Arts Alliance is a national network of more than 4,100
   members comprising the professional, nonprofit performing arts and
   presenting fields. Through legislative and grassroots action, the
   American Arts Alliance advocates for national policies that recognize,
   enhance and foster the contributions the performing arts make to
   America.

•   American Association for State & Local History
    http://www.aaslh.org
    Most history organizations in the United States are small, volunteer
    led and, often, volunteer staffed. They have small budgets and limited
    staff resources. AASLH is the national organization known for serving
    this special audience. AASLH has fashioned a roster of programs and
    services that are meeting members' needs and progressively advancing
    the goals and standards of the field.

•   American Association of Museums         http://www.aam-us.org
    Helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and
    sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to
    the entire museum community. We are dedicated to ensuring that
    museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting



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    people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past,
    present and future.

•   Americans for the Arts            http://www.americansforthearts.org
    Provide extensive arts industry research, and information and
    professional development opportunities for community arts leaders via
    specialized programs and services, including a content-rich website
    and an annual national convention.

•   Board Source                               http://www.boardsource.org
    BoardSource increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by
    strengthening boards of directors through our highly acclaimed
    consulting practice, publications, tools, and membership program.

•   Charity Channel                            http://charitychannel.com
    The Charity Channel community is comprised of nonprofit sector
    professionals from around the world who volunteer their time, advice,
    information, tips and articles for the benefit of the community.

•   Chronicle of Philanthropy              http://www.philanthropy.com
    Newspaper to the nonprofit world. Features information on grants and
    gift making, managing nonprofits, workshops and conferences, online
    discussions and employment opportunities.

•   Council on Foundations                   http://www.cof.org
    Provide the opportunity, leadership and tools needed by philanthropic
    organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance
    the common good. Over 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving
    programs worldwide are members of the Council on Foundations.

•   Guidestar                                http://www.guidestar.org
    This simple search is for users who want to verify a nonprofit's
    legitimacy, learn whether a contribution will be tax deductible, view a
    nonprofit's recent Forms 990, or find out more about its mission,
    programs, and finances. Thanks to the generosity of a number of
    foundations, GuideStar Basic is available at no charge to users.
    GuideStar Select and Premium feature more search options and
    require a subscription.

•   League of Historic American Theaters               http://www.lhat.org
    Promotes the rescue, rehabilitation and sustainable operation of
    historic theatres throughout North America. LHAT serves its members
    and those interested in historic theatre restoration with a wide range
    of programs and services to help people Enrich their professional
    skills, Increase their knowledge of historic theatres, Lead their




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    communities to successful rescue, restoration and reuse of their
    historic theatres.

•   National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
    http://www.nasaa-arts.org
    NASAA works at the national, state and local levels to ensure that every
    individual has abundant opportunities to participate in the artistic
    experience; the arts play a valued role in the educational, economic and
    cultural well-being of our communities; the nation's artists and arts
    organizations are key partners in providing public benefits; and our
    nation's diversity is recognized and celebrated through the arts.

•   Plains Presenters
    Network of performing arts presenters based at the University of
    Nebraska




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